Glass is preferred for food here because doctors have made a point of liking plastic to cancer, so the market for plastics from Lock n Lock And others has diminished, with glass taking over - see the fad of glass tea bottles for example.
That said there are some 304 stainless steel stackable for food prep, with plastic covers BTW, that are very pop and at fairly good prices.
Get yourself to Chang An and Taoyuan roads in Taipei and explore the models available at the restaurant and bakery supply stores. Hope you find something suitable for your needs.
I just thinking of getting a few ‘Lock and Lock’ containers for 167NT each.
They stack fairly well and are BPA free.
I’ve been to all of the major restaurant supply stores in Taichung I’m not finding what I’m specifically looking for. Glass would be nice but its just unrealistic since I will need to take them out of the house on occasion.
I’m creeped out by microwaving plastic so use the glass ones and I bought a bunch the same size so they stack well. These are a lifesaver for meal prep on the weekends and survival during the week. I keep a two days worth in the refrigerator and freeze the others. Healthier food, saves money because you don’t waste things. Extra veggies get juiced!
I avoid stacking the glass containers - once I had one wedged inside another, and efforts to pry them apart led to an afternoon of shattered glass clean-up.
I’m also wary of microwaving plastic, but what we do is have plenty of lighter and stackable plastic ones for storage, and then a few glass ones to use if we’re carrying leftovers to microwave at work.
Tiffin-ish metal containers - a couple of wide metal tins, bundled one on top of another - are relatively easy to find these days, but I’ve found they only work if you want to keep food warm for a couple of hours at most. And of course microwaving those is out of the question.
What I used to do with the food delivery because they provided their own stackable plastic containers, was to unload the bounty in a ceramic plate before nuking it. Since the food was delectable, it added elegance plus it made mealtime a bit more upbeat than just going through your meal box like a hog at the trough.
The Mrs came home from the market a while ago with a bunch of these Tupperware®-ish containers that are made of 100% corn fibers. Aside from the lids, they microwave OK and are way lighter (and safer) than humping glass back and forth each day.